Men’s Shelter

The Bayside Mission Centre currently offers temporary emergency shelter to 26 men, 21 years of age or older who are experiencing homelessness, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. At the Bayside Mission we offer more than just a roof.  We offer three balanced meals a day, laundry facilities, showers, computer access, access to our program room as well as a monthly meeting for residents to voice their concerns and hopes for the centre.

Our program is designed to provide supports and services that link people with a continuum of supports that are designed to lead individuals to long-term, stable and safe housing.  

  • Support to find and maintain housing through partnership with Barrie Housing Support Services.
  • Referral to appropriate treatment programs and community services
  • Life skills management
  • Triage and Assessment
  • Case Management
  • individual goal planning
  • Budgeting/financial planning
  • Aftercare supports
  • Pastoral care services

Emergency Shelter Seven Operating Principles

  1. We take a person-centered, holistic approach and ensure that people with particular vulnerabilities are supported.
  2. We help people experiencing chronic and episodic homelessness to access stable, positive housing and appropriate supports.
  3. We use harm reduction principles to guide services to clients and behaviour-based criteria for restricting access to shelter
  4. We ensure people who have needs receive accompaniment and follow-services.
  5. We aim to make every discharge from shelter an organized departure.
  6. We coordinate services and participate in planning with community partners.
  7. We track and analyze outcomes to inform planning and policy decisions and continuously improve services.

Family Services


Community Meal Program